The Baltimore Orioles have signed free agent outfielder Francisco Peguero to one-year contract.
The 25-year-old Peguero played most of the 2013 season with the San Francisco Giants' Triple-A farm team in Fresno, hitting .316 in 70 games. He also went 6 for 29 in 18 games with the Giants.
In eight minor league seasons with San Francisco, Peguero batted .306 in 690 games. He...
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Nats Sign Nate McLouth
The Nationals agreed to terms on a two-year deal with free agent outfielder and left-handed hitter Nate McLouth, according to the Washington Post. McLouth spent most of the past two seasons serving as Baltimore’s primary left fielder last season.
McLouth, 32, played 146 games for the Orioles and posted a .258/.329/.400 slash with a .729 OPS. McLouth boasts...
The Nationals have added veteran outfielder Nate McLouth via free agency.
The deal is reportedly worth $10.75 dollars over two seasons for the 32 year old left hander.
In 2008, McLouth was an All-Star and Gold Glove winner while with the Pirates.
Last season in Baltimore, McLouth hit .258 with a dozen home runs, 36 RBI and 30 steals.
It was a grueling injury that took Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado out of the lineup just before the end of the 2013 season with Baltimore still alive in the postseason race. Machado suffered a tear in the patellofermoral ligament in his left knee while running out a ground ball against the Rays on September 23. He had surgery on October 14 to repair the damage.Initial...
After trading closer Jim Johnson to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Jemile Weeks, the Baltimore Orioles freed up about $11 million for their 2014 payroll.
The Orioles already have two solid outfielders in Adam Jones and Nick Markakis. However, Nate Mclouth is likely to depart via free agency.
With Steve Pearce, Jason Pridie, and Nolan Reimold, the in-house options...
On Monday evening, the A’s acquired right-handed pitcher and closer Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles for second baseman Jemile Weeks, in the latest “What The…?” move by A’s General Manager Billy Beane. He seems to have at least one of these every offseason. In 2011, it was signing Yoenis Cespedes. In 2012, it was trading for Jed Lowrie. Now, in 2o13, it’s trading...
The Oakland Athletics acquired AL saves leader Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night as a replacement for All-Star closer Grant Balfour.
The A's got Johnson on Monday for infielder Jemile Weeks and a player to be named, capping a busy day for general manager Billy Beane.
The teams announced the trade late Monday.
Balfour became a free agent after the season...
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The Baltimore Orioles and Steve Pearce avoided arbitration by agreeing on a new one-year deal.
Pearce, 30, appeared in 44 games for the Orioles last season hitting .261/.362/.420 with four home runs. He will see limited action at first, outfield and DH in 2014.
The new deal calls for Pearce to make $850,000 next season.
Currently the Orioles are still trying to find...
As has been previously noted in this space, the Orioles are willing to listen to trade offers for All-Star closer Jim Johnson. Reports Monday are a lot stronger, though, as CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports the Orioles are trying to trade him. A Fox Sports report said the Orioles are "trying hard" to deal him.
As I said, stronger. "Willing to listen" isn...
2013 Record: 85-77, 3rd place AL East
2014 Prediction: 3rd place AL East
After failing to make it to October in their 2013-season, the Baltimore Orioles look to have their third-consecutive winning season during 2014. Last season, the whole team had a combined effort to only just 54 errors, making them baseball’s best with a .991 field percentage.
The Orioles’ key to success...
In the little over two months since the regular season ended, the Orioles have been busy adjusting the 40-man roster. There have been nine additions and some subtractions since then.
As the Monday night deadline for offering contracts nears, the roster stands at 39, and Orioles vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette is obviously eager for some more movement.
The Giants traded catcher Johnny Monell to the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations on Saturday, the team announced.
Monell, 27, was designated for assignment on Wednesday. He made nine plate appearances in eight games last season, collecting one hit, one RBI and two runs.
Expectations were high in December of 2011, when the Baltimore Orioles signed Japanese pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada to a two-year, $8.15 mm contract with an option for 2014.
The former ace of the Softbank Hawks was looking to make the transition to the Major Leagues, after posting a sterling 1.51 ERA and 168/40 K/BB ratio in his final season in Japan.
Fast forward two year later, and Wada...
The Baltimore Orioles have not made an official decision on their nine arbitration-eligible players, but accord to the team’s top executive, it appears that they will tender contracts to all of them.
As reported by Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun, the group consists of Matt Wieters, first baseman Chris Davis, outfielders Nolan Reimold and Steve Pearce, relievers Troy Patton,...
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The Baltimore Orioles and their fans received some encouraging news Wednesday on the projected return of their young star infielder Manny Machado. Manager Buck Showalter offered that he is confident Machado will be Baseball ready by early March.
“We put a real safe date on it, I think he’s got a real chance to make the start of the season. [He] needs to play in [spring] games...